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Thread: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    After reading The_Patriot's post about his dad's comments following Waco, and knowing my own feelings on the subject, have any of you considered relocating. If so, where would you move and why.
    Yes. I actually made a half-baked attempt at it. I tried to stay to the UK - or anywhere in Europe so I could live in the UK. I went through Europe a few times. I lived and had a year-long visa in New Zealand that I didn't try to renew, but I saw other Americans try and they ran into the same problem I did in Europe.

    Pretty much nowhere pleasant in the world actually wants Americans, and it is uniquely hard for them to gain residency or long-term/renewable visas. This is partially due to our own tendency to alienate other countries to the point where they don't want to form any serious ties with us.

    I plan to try to move to the UK permanently again, but with a better game plan. You have to really, really want it just to get your foot in the door. Keeping it there is a whole nother battle. Trying to inch forward is a blitzkrieg.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Ive thought about it (I love me some Canadian girls).
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    I have no real reason to want to leave. If things really started going to hell over here I suppose I might. Probably go to another English speaking country just so it would be easier.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by DashingAmerican View Post
    I'd never move. Albeit, I considered Austailia when Obama got in...more and moreso everyday actually,
    You don't like what Obama's doing, so you'd move to a country with universal health care, strict gun laws and no actual freedom of speech?
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Last time I visited Russia the government invited me to move there permanently and offered a university/research position. I declined, but I do enjoy cosmopolitan Moscow.

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    I've only considered the idea if things somehow got really bad in America, and Australia is my first land of choice. But things are not bad in America. People that think things are bad need to get some true global perspective. Visiting tourist destinations in developed countries doesn't count.
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Honestly, the worse things get here the better it is for me. I've already picked out which of my neighbors I'm going to kill first when the government collapses.

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Surely not anywhere?

    When I thought I was going to be rich (don't ask) I seriously considered Panama. I don't know how I feel about Canada, except that it's not so very far away from me.

    And of course I don't want to go anywhere where they think of us as "Ugly Americans."
    Why Panama? (seems a rather random choice) personally Im not American but I hoping to get out as soon as possible, I planned to leave even before things got bad economically (just get itchy feet and dislike the culture) but now the economies ****ed its more of a necesitiy.
    Last edited by Red_Dave; 05-29-11 at 09:31 AM.

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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Honestly, the worse things get here the better it is for me. I've already picked out which of my neighbors I'm going to kill first when the government collapses.
    For fun or for food?
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    Re: Americans: Have you ever considered ex-patriation?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    For fun or for food?
    Yes. 10 characters.

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